Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The New Year With Google©

If this morning is any indication, it looks like image posting with Google has become a little complicated. Up to now, I've posted any old image that suits my mood, never once worrying about copyright infringement. Two posts earlier, I posted this image...


...and this image...



...and this image...



...all of which are MIA less than 24 hours later. Paste Magazine's cover is still up (for the moment), but the others are gone. I'm surprised, given how I'm basically shilling -- free of charge -- for the lot of them (alright, so I was a little hard on geez, but still). Go figure.

6 comments:

ジョエル said...

That's a bit picky on their part, isn't it? Like you said, you're just helping their sales.

I have yet to have any problem with this (knock on wood). Maybe that's because I'm still on old blogger.

Did they send you any kind of message, or did your graphics just disappear?

Whisky Prajer said...

Hey, Paste is gone, too!

I'm wondering if this mightn't be my first "beta" complaint - has Google integrated a content-search that identifies and disables possible copyrighted material? I very much doubt "my" pictures disappeared due to complaints from their rights owners. I guess we shall see.

paul bowman said...

If you've got use of a little server space anywhere on the web, you could (when in doubt) save to your machine and then put back up in your own location — and so skip linking to the original address. (Google surely doesn't have any means of blocking that, do they? I'm only acquainted with basics, here.) A bit inconvenient, but the trade is control.

tpr said...

Now to see if Google tips the NSA that you're a threat to American industry because you steal corporate images...

Google is collecting personal information at an alarming rate. Blogger, Gmail, etc are all ways to put a face to your computer's I.P. address which they can then match to their Google search records. This information is useful to their advertising revenue.

Then there's their handy desktop search utility which has direct access to your computer. They have even been talking about increasing that application's usefulness to advertising partners by having it listen to your computer's microphone.

Scott said...

Wow, that's depressing -- even by MY paranoic standards ;)

It pays to remember, though, that the public's eventual submission to its 'elites' will come not by force but by convenience...

Whisky Prajer said...

PB - Your recommendation is pretty much my sidebar template. I encountered image problems there once I made the switch to beta, and coding links to another image-hosting service was the way to work around it. If my brother's link is any indication, though, Google is likely to find a way to "fix" that problem, too.

TPR - so Google wants to hear what goes on in my office while I blog? *Yawns, burps, etc.*

Scott - "elites", eh? Kinda runs counter to Google's cultivated image as a bunch of free-thinkin' hippies who just love to serve the public, doesn't it?